German city Munich has apparently had enough of Linux, as it has decided to move away from the open source operating system after 14 years, and now plans to get back to the Windows platform. But not before their adventure will end up costing them some €50 million. And that’s because they have to install Windows on...

False alarm, people. It appears that the city of Munich, the pioneer of the transition from Windows to open source, is not actually giving up on Linux. At least not yet. News that came out earlier this week suggested otherwise. Instead, after 10 years of using the open source operating system, the city council is only...

Rewind the clock back to 2004, if you will, when the city of Munich decided to renounce the Windows platform and replaced it with Linux. City officials cited a number of reasons for this switch. The most important of these being the perception that the open source operating system would be cheaper than, what they...

China is apparently not the only market Microsoft is looking to aggressively expand its business. The Redmond based technology titan has big plans for Europe too. And to bring them to fruition, the company is ready to construct a new office building in Germany. Reports suggest that this new building is all set to...

The city of Munich in Germany began an effort in 2003 to migrate 15,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees from Windows NT to free and open source software. In doing so, they chose a Linux distribution (named LiMux) based on Ubuntu, with a KDE interface. Despite Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer getting on...

A few months back the city of Munich determined that a software upgrade was in order. City officials decided to move away from Windows XP and Office 2003 and migrate to open source solutions, Linux and OpenOffice. Apparently, it ticked Redmond off that the city publicly announced to the technology world that it had...